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Using 20mg of progesterone cream. Do I need more?

I'm 46 yrs old and have been having trouble with shortened time between periods and a lot of spotting both at the beginning and the end (more at the end)

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How do I know if my levels are high or low?

My latest blood serum test revealed Progesterone 13.0 Estridial 13.6 and what my Dr. calls total estrogen 145. If I am using the calculations correctly

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Continuous progesterone

I have only been on the cream for about week.My doctor feels I am in perimenopause. I have had some crazy periods the last three months. One was late by

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HCG ALWAYS LOW

Whenever i get pregnant, my hcg always goes low. can i by it myself and use before i conceive again.

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progesterone 3 trimester. Please help!

Hi I am 26 weeks pregnant. Whilst my first pregnancy was a dream this time has been awful with awful morning sickness and bleeding. The baby is fine thank

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Gaining weight

I have been using a compounding pharmacy bio identical progesterone cream for over a year without issues with my weight until 2 months ago. I was using

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Judy

Hi, Wray, I'm in my early 70's and have had trouble sleeping for a few years. I keep waking up and then not able to go back to sleep. I started progesterone

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please help, can't sleep because of jolt on chest, panic and fainting

Hello, I am 48 years old and am in perimenopause now for about 3 or 4 years. Since two years I have occasional dizzy spells when trying to sleep. Always

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Progesterone cream and Anxiety? HELP!!

Hi Wray, I have some concerns. I'm 32 years old, TTC for the past 3 years. I have had 3 miscarriages in the past 3 years. I do have 1 a healthy 6 year

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Saliva test or blood test results?

Hi..I am 51 years old and have been going through perimenopause for awhile. I get tests done for my hormones and my regular doctor does saliva testing

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Progesterone causes shortness of breath

Hi Wray , my name is Herman. my blood tests are low estrogen and high progesterone. Progesterone is at 3, while the reference range is under 1. After

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1 week and counting

I have been on Bio HRT for one week. bi-est 80/21 with 100 mg progesterone sublingual tabs. Hysto at 38. I'm 46. Here are my levels: estrone 38 testosterone

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My Story with PCOS

Hi, I have a few questions to ask about taking steps to getting pregnant. But, before I do I would like to share a little about me and my medical history.

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Candy

I have a 8 year old girl who has daily seizures. There is no treatment left to try for her except brain surgery the Nero dr tells us. We have tried all

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51 year old female and trying to balance hormones after a year of a total nightmare

Well, here is my situation. I was on lo estrin for 3 or 4 years. A birth control pill. Last July I went on a once in a lifetime trip to Europe and instead

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Thyroid problems

Hi wray, was given your site by my craniosacral therapist, was just wondering if I would benefit from this cream, had a total thyroidectomy 4 yrs ago on

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2 1/2 years and still having problems

I have been using 300 mg of progesterone cream (progesterall brand) every day for two-and-a-half years. Some of my original symptoms have gone, some continue

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A million questions

Hi, I had 2 miscarriages in 6 months last year, one at the end of June 2013, and one at the beginning of December 2013, during this

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Stopped Progestrone Cream - Will My Period Start?

I started using progesterone cream at the beginning of June. I stopped after 21 days because it was making me very nauseated. Will stopping it trigger

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SHBG & Progesterone with Neuro Issues

Can you tell me what causes SHBG to be high? Mine is always high when tested and yet I still have very oily, acne prone skin. Also, 10 years ago, I was

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Total hysterectomy but endo still present

I had a TAH in Jan. 2011 they took everything. I had severe endo. I am on 200 mg. of progesterone a very low dose of estrogen and testosterone injections

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Follow-Up to "Progesterone helping...still need guidance."

Greetings, The below was originally submitted two weeks ago but never rec'd a response so I'm posting again/hoping I'll hear back. So I am into my nearing

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Liz on 400mg Natural Progesterone. Thank you!

I would like to share my experience with natural progesterone which I have been using for about 12 months. I find many people often only bother to write

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Three chemical pregnancies in 4 yrs - should I use progesterone cream

As the title says... we've been trying for 4 years. I am in my 40s and have two children already (12 and 8) and managed to get pregnant very easily in

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Need help with dosing

I had all my hormones tested. I am low in progesterone, dhea, and estrogen. I was put on progesterone cream. At first I used a small amount 50 mg split

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perimenopause?

My veins have become excessive, my arms hands and legs. When it's very hot, they're all over the place. I never had this vein situation. It happened suddenly.

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How to taper the dose of progesterone?

I am on 400mg of progesterone intra vaginal twice /day in a normal pregnancy 7 wks. I wish to taper the dose as I feel it is too high. How can I do so

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Dosage

Hello Wray, I have a query on dosage. I have ordered your product several times before. It is a lovely product and made my breasts look full and amazing!

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Not sure how much progesterone to use?

I am 51 years old and I had a partial hysterectomy 10 years ago (still have ovaries), I am currently I. Peri menopause i had blood tests and my estrogen

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Dosage

Hello Wray, I have a query on dosage. I have ordered your product several times before. It is a lovely product and made my breasts look full and amazing!

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Progesterone causes shortness of breath 
Hi Wray , my name is Herman. my blood tests are low estrogen and high progesterone. Progesterone is at 3, while the reference range is under 1. …

Desperate, Need Help! 
Hi Wray, This is going to be a pretty long post, so please hang in there - all of this is important information. I'm a relatively relatively 18 …

Coming off birth control pills 
My name is Theresa and I am glad I found this website. Last February I decided to come off birth control. Almost immediately I suffered hair loss - Major …

39 Year Old, Childless, Estrogen Dominant Fights Back w/ Progesterone Cream 
It would take forever & a day to write about what has happened with me. So, i'll just start with in 2009, I had 27 fibroids removed. Since that time, my …

Lisa- Hair Loss 
Hi, I have been using 160-200mgs of progesterone for about a year. It has helped with PMS and irritability. I recently had a saliva test and my estrogen …

Warning: get your hormone levels checked first 
Hi there I have been using emerita progest natural progesterone cream for 6 months due to painful periods and bad pms, I am 36. I have just had a saliva …

An early cycle or Pregnancy after Miscarriage? 
Hello Wray I was wondering if you can advise me on my progesterone use. You have been so helpful in a past inquiry. I miscarried 5-27-12. I got my 1st …

How to Know If you are Someone that Should Take Progesterone Cream for only 14 days before cycle starts or continuously? 
Hi Wray. You and I have chatted before. I started on progesterone cream late last year and felt marvelous. Only 1 issue that has driven me nuts. Weight …

Switching brands 
I want to switch to using Natpro, but I have a few questions. I'm now using Progesterall and I use 300mg/day. What should I expect from switching brands? …

Just Had my Levels done And they are too high now? 
Hello, I had Estriol/Estradiol/progesterone/testosterone/dhea blood test done by a medical doctor which showed they were very low (out of range low). …

13 years old and imbalanced hormones 
My daughter that is 13 started with a terrible rash at the beginning of school. We went crazy trying to figure out what she was allergic to. The rashes …

Thyroid, Cholesterol, and diabetes issue 
I Wray, I'm really impressed with website and have ordered NATPRO. Presently, I'm on NHRT and have been since 8-2010. Prior to this I was on NHRT …

Child with PCOS symptoms...like me (her mother) 
Hi Wray: I've been reading your site all day, as I have fought with hormonal imbalance since my early childhood, even before my menstruation ever started; …

Do orgasms cause estrogen dominance? 
Since this is a new topic, I'd thought I'd start a new page. This is my second month on progesterone cream (Progesterall) and I use 300 mg/day every …

Having really bad vertigo and late with period! 
Hi Wray, I could use some advice. I'm a week late and going to take a home pregnancy test tomorrow morning. I have been taking a prescription Bio-Identical …

Anxiety & Depression for 22 years 
I had a saliva test done and my levels were: Estradiol-less than 1.00, Progesterone- 16.24, DHEA-25.66, Cortisol Morning-10.22, Cortisol Noon- 3.23, Cortisol …

Anxiety & Depression for 22 years 
I had miscarried my sixth child at the age of 30 and experienced a very long period of depression. My MD at the time didn't diagnose me for many months, …

NatPro problem 
I have been using NatPro along with a paleo-type diet and herbal supplements to treat lyme symptoms. I have good energy and most of my pain and anxiety …

Cycles are every two weeks since starting Progesterone 
Hello Wray, I've been reading your site and posts for some time and am finally wanting to write to hopefully get some encouragement. I have been struggling …

23 Year old with constipation, no period, anxiety, binge eating 
Hello, This is my first time blogging and I hope someone can read and help me save my life. About 5 years ago I was on Ortho-tricyclen for about …

Just Plain Confused 
I am so confused. I started using progesterone about 4 months ago. I have only been using 40mg. per day up until recently. I was using the cream for the …

Bio-identical hormones 
Went into menopause in 2009. Had my last period June 2009. Had had some cold symptoms, eye allergy symptoms, head allergy symptoms previous to that in …

Despearate: Energy but now incredible FATIGUED & dry eyes after continued use of natural progesterone 
Hi I am seeking as to weird phenomena I'm getting with taking natural progesterone. I'm 41, (last year saliva tests showed i'm not perimenopausal). …

Progesterone cream and spironolactone 
Hi Wray I would really appreciate some advice. I have been taking a low dose of spironolactone for acne for the past year. I have had problems since …

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33 years old with endomentriosis and a history of DVT - would like to have a baby 
Hi Wray, I'm looking for some guidance around endometriosis and pregnancy. I am 33 years old. My partner and I are thinking seriously about starting …

Spotting and Cramping and Period is late 
I started using Natpro about two weeks ago to help with my symptoms of low progesterone. I had a miscarriage at about 11 weeks along in the beginning …

Low estrogen, hair thining & male pattern hair loss? 
Hi Wray, your site has been a tremendous help to me for some time now. I have been using Natpro for about a year and feeling very well, almost like I'm …

Progesterone has helped me so much 
Just wanted to let you know I've been using Natpro for about 4 months with a break in the middle b/c you were out of stock. I have severe endo and have …

Loss of hair 
Dear Wray, I am a 47 year old woman in peri-menopause still getting regular periods. I never took hormonal birth control and try to eat organic foods. …

Endometriosis hysterectomy at age 20 
I had a full hysterectomy at age 20 due to Endometriosis and have been on HRT now for 33 yrs. I had been on Permarin til I found out its source & asked …

Not yet thru my first 21 days of cream and am suddenly very angry 
I am 43 years old and have noticed changes in my energy, anxiety, insomnia, etc. for the past five years. I did not have a good idea of what good nutrition …

endo+pcos  
Hi Wray, I have endometriosis and pcos and trying to get pregnant. I never had pain during my periods but my ovulations hurt really bad. I also have bleeding …

Taurine and GABA together for anxiety? 
Hi Wray, it's Annette, would you recommend taurine and GABA together for anxiety? Since I've been taking high doses of the progesterone I have nervousness. …

hormone imbalance, no ovulation and many questions! 
Hi Wray, I have read through your entire website and found it fascinating, but I wondered if you might be able to give me some advice please and answer …

Looking for some reassurance 
Hi Wray, thank you very much for your great site - so much infomation. I am 45 and I have been using 200mg Natpro per day (2 x 1/2 teaspoon) for 4 …

Can you help me interpret these test results? 
I've been reading through some of your recent posts and it seems as though I have some symptoms similar to many others. I'm a 27 year old female and have …

Progesterone Therapy Question 
Hi Wray, this is my second month using progesterone. I'm 37 years old with PCOS and adrenal fatigue. I suffer from irregular periods and what seems like …

Help me Wray 
Hi Wray, I'm 39 and was on the birth control on and off for 15 years. I have had 3 girls my last being 3 months premature. I felt horrible after I had …

Dosing question continued 
I just wrote a question about dosing, and did some more research but I still have questions. I see that you can use teaspoons to measure, but this …

How to dose properly? 
I just received my Natpro in the mail but I have no idea how to properly measure out the dose. Apparently I should take 200 ml. I don't have anything …

Post Menopausal Simple Endometrial Hyperplasia 
Can anyone enlighten me? About a year ago I had some post menopausal spotting, went to GYN and had every test imginable ran... diagnosis simple non atypia …

Feel like I'm losing it??!! and fat 
Three years ago I had my tubes tied and this year I have had problems with my heart skipping beats, acne, raynauds disease and joint pain. I also had …

SCAD heart attack 
I just got out of the hospital for a heart attack. They told me I have something called SCAD or spontainious coronary artery disection. It is casued they …

Would NatPro be the answer for my problems? 
Wray, I am hoping that you can offer me some advice as to whether or not you believe your NatPro would work in my situation. My cycles have always been …

PMS 
I started using progesterone this month. I just finished my 14 days before my period. I used about 160 mg a day. I am 39 with 4 kids. I have all the …

Dr. Mercola article 
Hi Wray, I wrote to you earlier and you replied with advice. I thank you. While I was waiting for your reply,I found this article by Dr. Mercola. It …

Losing 0.5kg a day taking 600mg progesterone 
Hi please can anyone help me. I was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia back in october 2010. I had my second D&C on the 26th Jan 2011 at which time …

35 and full hysterectomy/loss libido 
Hi Wray. Well at 33, after my last child I had to have a hysterectomy due to placenta increta, kept my ovaries, only to end up losing them later. Super …

Measure 
I am just beginning using the cream, but I have a silly question. I am not sure how to measure the correct amount. Could someone please tell me how …

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Progesterone, Pregnancy, and Hormonal Balance 
I am 25 years old. I now have a daughter who is 10.5 months old. Her being here may very well be accredited to the fact that I took a natural progesterone …

Thank-you 
I just want to extend a thank-you for your thinking outside the box so to speak in recommending more progesterone cream than the average 30 to 50 or so …

Can anyone help me because I feel I'm going crazy 
Hi everyone, perhaps one of you can help me because I feel bad, I feel that the doctors aren't really helping (because perhaps they don't know how to) …

Can you please tell me what dosage I need? 
Hello, I had endometriosis on my ovaries many years ago with surgery to remove the cysts. I then went on bcps for 9 years and have now decided to come …

Getting off compounded hormones 
Hi Wray, I have been taking compounded hormones for about 8 years. I am now 56 and post menopausal. I had the worst peri-m and menopause ever! I have …

Progesterone receptor positive breast cancer 
I am 49 yrs old and have been using NatPro for about 2 years. It has really helped to alleviate my perimenopausal symptoms (hot flashes, palpitations, …

Cortisone and Progesterone 
I was reading some papers that talked about how having a Cortisone shot can prevent progesterone from binding to the osteoblast site. My question is: …

Progesterone 
Hi everyone, I am from N.Z and have just recieved my bioidentical progesterone cream in the mail a week after ordering it. I think this is excellent service. …

LOW THYROID, PITUITARY TUMOR and PROGESTERONE 
Hi Wray, I love your website and come here at least twice a week. My story is long, I have been having one thing or another going on since I was in my …

Using progesterone cream now but want to change to Natpro 
I wanted to know if the usp progesterone cream in Natpro means it is micronized? - I have not seen that word used - thanks.

Help, should I increase progesterone? 
Can you help? For the last 3 months I have been using progesterone cream from a company in Australia, with some success. But have been living lately in …

Is Tryptophan safe for pregnancy? 
Hi Wray, you replied to my recent blog, "Can I take progesterone during pregnancy?" and recommended Tryptophan (along with Natpro) for my 1st trimester …

3 years of Peri-menopause and 32 years of Ankylosing Spondolytis 
I have had hot flashes and periods that come every 4-6 months, the flashes had been so "mean" every 18-30 minutes,and sweating every time I have one. And …

An IUD was not my answer 
I'm a 39 year old female from Australia and firstly thankyou for this site - I've been fumbling around looking for answers to my health concerns for years …

Fibroid and polyps removed 
I am 37 years old and recently have the fibroid and polyps removed. A week after the surgery, the doctor put me on Northisterone 5mg twice a day for 2 …

Progesterone problems 
I'm 44 years old and I've been taking progesterone for two years. This began because of bad PMS. The first doc I had was very aggressive with meds started …

Using Natpro with no break 
Wray, I am the one who a couple of months ago wrote the post entitled 'Help'. I wanted to let you know that Natpro has helped me so much! From the …

Dim and anger 
I just took some dim today and I feel extremely angry... it's really weird... and I look really bloated today. Can this happen? What is this from? …

Severe anxiety manopause 
Nothing has helped. Antidepressants, or any of the things usually tried. My thyroid is low I take Synthroid, I take something to help me sleep. But …

Fibromyalgia 
I have had Fibro for about 7 years and for the last 5 years I have had hotflashes that will not quit. Gyno says I am post menopausal. I am also on Fentanyl …

Irregular periods 
I started using the cream about six weeks ago. I'm 45 and always suffered from irregular periods, but this time there's only been 15 days in between, this …

Progesterone or desiccated thyroid? 
I have been using DHEA, PREGNENOLONE, PROG in a troache for about 3 months with absolutely no improvement at all. My hair is getting thinner by the day …

dim 
I've been taking dim the last few days and have noticed the brain fog is better and I don't look as bloated. My hair has been getting really greasy though …

Desperate for answers 
I have been using Progesterone cream for a couple of years now, it never really helped with hot flashes but I wasn't having cycles and I felt better using …

Had a total hysterectomy at 45 then downhill from there 
After my hysterectomy, I went on Premarin... then the "big news scare" and was told to stop taking it... then a bitch was born... so I tried bio identical …

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Menopause - Why me? 
I started having night sweats a year ago. I am a 55 year old female who had a partial hysterectomy over 20 years ago. Uterus was removed, ovaries were …

Very low oestrogen and low progesterone at 32! 
I had a saliva test in November last year with the following results: Progesterone: 149.6pg/ml Oestradiol: 1.7pg/ml These were taken on day 21 of …

DIM 
Hello Wray, I have a question... I would like to know the safety and effectiveness of Dim to help get rid of excess estrogen? And also since it is made …

35 weeks pregnant 
I've been using Natpro for the last 2 years. Last year in August I fell pregnant, but since I'd moved to Australia. From reading titbits here and there …

Natpro and the Soya Bean 
Hi Wray, I Just wanted to confirm that Natpro is safe to use with regard to the bio-identical progesterone being derived from soya bean. Dr Mercola states …

Questions about prescription drugs and Progesterone 
I am 54 years old, I suffer from M.E. My periods have been erratic for a few years- farther apart - sometimes very light but I am experiencing depression …

Has Progesterone ever reversed peri-menopause? 
Hi Wray, I am 3 weeks into my first tube of Natpro and sleeping like a baby! (finally) and no more nasty hot flashes. I have not had a period in over a …

Bioidentical hormone eased my symptoms 
I started using bioidentical progesterone but it seems that I always easily bruised. Is it the side effect of the progesterone? Another concern is …

Taking out Mirena IUD due to hairloss 
I have PCOS and have had the Mirena IUD in since March 2009. I have been very sensitive to the progestin in it causing me to have extreme mood swings, …

How do I come off my birth control slowly 
Hello Wray, you answered my question, if I could take progesterone cream with LoEstrin birth control pills. You said I should get off of the BC pills slowly. …

Can I take Progesterone with Loestrin 24Fe 
I am on a low dose bith control pill, the loestrin 24 Fe and was wondering if I could take the progesterone with it. I am 48 yrs old. I went off the pill …

Hypothyroidism do I need progesterone? 
I just did the questionaire and I got 72. I also didn't select things because they don't happen ALL the time. So I have been diagnosed for 6 years with …

Help 
Hi Wray, I'm menopausal for 6 years now and its changed my whole life. I've been too scard to try anything but at the same time cant go on this way. Ive …

EVE if you read this I need to chat. 
This is for Eve. We chatted awhile back and I just wanted to chat again so if you read this can you respond. My name is Annette and I had to take higher …

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